Defensive driving is a combination of preparation, hazard perception, speed and space management, and attitude.
Understand that good defensive driving skills, keep hazards from turning into emergencies, prevent crashes, serious injuries and vehicular damage, and help your company keep operating costs under control.
Recognize that reducing risk begins with a solid trip plan and pre- trip inspection, and be able to list the necessary steps of both.
Understand hazard perception and the techniques that help drivers anticipate potential hazards and make good decisions.
Identify the most common hazards, including distracted drivers, pedestrians and construction zones.